Back Cover: Comparative Study of Aerogels Obtained from Differently Prepared Nanocellulose Fibers (ChemSusChem 1/2014)

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  • Dr. Wenshuai Chen,

    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-based Material Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040 (P.R. China)
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  • Qing Li,

    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-based Material Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040 (P.R. China)
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  • Youcheng Wang,

    1. Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China) http://zengnano.ustc.edu.cn/
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  • Xin Yi,

    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-based Material Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Jie Zeng,

    Corresponding author
    1. Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China) http://zengnano.ustc.edu.cn/
    • Jie Zeng, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China) http://zengnano.ustc.edu.cn/

      Haipeng Yu, Key Laboratory of Bio-based Material Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040 (P.R. China)

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  • Prof. Haipeng Yu,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-based Material Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040 (P.R. China)
    • Jie Zeng, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China) http://zengnano.ustc.edu.cn/

      Haipeng Yu, Key Laboratory of Bio-based Material Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040 (P.R. China)

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  • Prof. Yixing Liu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-based Material Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Jian Li

    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-based Material Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040 (P.R. China)
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Abstract

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The back cover shows the synthesis of nanocellulose fibers (NCFs) from biomass resources such as wood and cotton. Containing both crystalline and amorphous regions, NCFs show properties of interest for a wide range of applications. Zeng et al. report the fabrication of various types of NCFs and their self-aggregation into different types of aerogels. Based on these different types, a possible mechanism concerning the self-aggregation of NCFs into 2D-sheet-like or 3D-web-like aerogel nanostructures is proposed. The NCF aerogels exhibit excellent properties for water uptake, removal of dye pollutants, use as thermal insulation materials, and high sound-adsorption capability at high frequencies. More details can be found in the Full Paper by Zeng et al. on page 154 (10.1002/cssc.201300950).

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